On June 25, Guinness World Records said a formal farewell to Blosom, the tallest cow ever. Blosom stood at 190 centimeters, or just a little over 6.2 feet, beating the original title holder by just 2 centimeters
Blosom had been with her owner, Patty Meads-Hanson, since the female Holstein cow was just 8 weeks old, and it was Meads-Hanson’s father who suggested that the cow’s height deserved to be measured for the Guinness World Records. When measured back at her home in Orangeville, Ill. earlier this year, she was named the “tallest cow living," but further research proved that she was in fact the tallest ever.
Blosom passed away on May 25 from an irreparable leg injury.
To pay tribute to the late cow, the Guinness World Records released a video of Blosom in all her glory, and pictures of Blosom will be featured in the Guinness World Records 2016 Edition, due out in September.
[h/t Laughing Squid]